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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 5 Km al noroeste de Olivo Civil, Panamá (Panama) on Friday, 13 March 2020

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 5 Km al noroeste de Olivo Civil, Panamá (Panama) on Friday, 13 March 2020
13 Mar 04:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 2 minutes.
Mar 13 04:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Mar 13 05:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 5.0 km.
Mar 13 05:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 0.0 km.
Mar 13 05:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 5.0 km.
Mar 13 06:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 13 March 2020 04:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-12 22:46:40
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.365°N / 82.818°W (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Tisingal (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SE of Finca Jocote (pop: 200)
2 km (1 mi) SE of Finca Lechoza (pop: 300)
2 km (1 mi) SW of Berba (pop: 800)
43 km (27 mi) W of David (pop: 82,000)
148 km (92 mi) SE of San Isidro (pop: 34,900)
182 km (113 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-03-12 22:46:40 (13 Mar 04:46:40 UTC)M 4.9 / 12 km5 Km al noroeste de Olivo Civil, Panamá (Panama)INETER
Fri, 13 Mar 04:46 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionGFZ
Fri, 13 Mar 04:46 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmPanama-costa Rica Border RegionEMSC
Fri, 13 Mar 04:46 UTCM 5.0 / 48.6 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionGeoAu
2020-03-12 23:46:39 -05:00 (13 Mar 04:46:39 UTC)M 5.1 / 10 km4km SE of Puerto Armuelles, PanamaUSGS
12 de marzo del 2020 10:46 pm (13 Mar 04:46:00 UTC)M 5.3 / 21 km16 km al Este de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá. (Panama)RSN

User reports for this quake (56)

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El Palmar, Puerto Armuelles (8.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Boquete / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Boquete / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sharp shake
OSA peninsula / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Caldera / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Rolling on the bed Pretty sure it was a earthquake
Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puerto Armuelles Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awoken by bed shaking and ceiling fans rattling. No damage seen on property.
55.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
DAVID CHIRIQUI PANAMA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was awaken by this about 11p.m. Panama time.
139 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
46.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Estaba dormido y me despertó a mi y a mi esposa. (reported through our app)
Gema escondido Dominical / Light shaking (MMI IV)
david Panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Uvita / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My boyfriend thought the house was shaking because of the wind
Boquete (58.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My bed felt like it was bouncing around with me in it.
370.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Volcãn, Panama / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted longer than lats weekend's earthquake.
Pavones / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Thought someone was trying to break in our door!
Golfito, Costa Rica / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bocas del Toro / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puerto Armuelles (12.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
59.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Uvita, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Drake bay, costa rica (99.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
234.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
148.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Uvita / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bocas (126.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Puerto Armuelles / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto armuelles (27.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Me preocupo y sali (reported through our app)
Volcãn (49.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Boquete / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Pablo de Heredia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
City Express hotel Heredia costa rica / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Platform bed and pull cord for blinds shook in 5th floor hotel room. Enough to notice it was an earthquake.
Palmira, Chririqui, Panama (61.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Boquerón, Panamá / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pavones / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Boquete / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dolega, Chiriquí, Panamá (53.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Se sintió muy fuerte
223.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Drake Bay / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Corazon de Jesus, Puerto Armuelles (7.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Calle Blancos (Costa Rica, 227 km NW of epicenter) : Largo, balanceado, oscilaciones con orientación de noroeste a sureste. (reported through EMSC)
San Rafael (Costa Rica, 240 km NW of epicenter) : San José no se sintió (reported through EMSC)
San José (Costa Rica, 224 km NW of epicenter) : Muy leve (reported through EMSC)
(Panama, 65 km NE of epicenter) : Normalfall in unserer Region (reported through EMSC)
Palmira (Panama, 62 km NE of epicenter) : 2 separate but closely spaced tremors. Each lasting 3-5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Bijagual (Panama, 59 km E of epicenter) : Aqui en la Ciudad de Puerto Armuelles, República de Panamá un sismo vastante fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Alto Boquete (Panama, 58 km NE of epicenter) : Brief, but fairly strong (reported through EMSC)
Baco (Panama, 6 km N of epicenter) : Panama,chiriqui (reported through EMSC)
Alto Boquete (Panama, 60 km NE of epicenter) : Felt In Alto BOQUETE (reported through EMSC)
Palmira (Panama, 58 km NE of epicenter) : Very light in Alto Boquete, Panamá (reported through EMSC)
Volcán (Panama, 51 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte. Poco segundos. No hay daños. (reported through EMSC)
Los Algarrobos (Panama, 45 km E of epicenter) : Largo y fuerte (reported through EMSC)
David (Panama, 41 km E of epicenter) : Sismo fuerte, al parecer todo bien. (reported through EMSC)
David (Panama, 41 km E of epicenter) : I was asleep and felt the bed shake. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 5 Km al noroeste de Olivo Civil, Panamá (Panama) on Friday, 13 March 2020

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